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'''David Robert Jones''' (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as '''David Bowie''' (), was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the List of best-selling music artists|world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing List of artists by number of UK Albums Chart number ones|eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Born and raised in...
Birth nameDavid Robert Jones
Birth date{{Birth date|1947|1|8|df=y}}
Birth placeBrixton, London, England
Death date{{Death date and age|2016|1|10|1947|1|8|df=y}}
Death placeManhattan, New York, US
Death causeLiver cancer
Resting placeAshes scattered in Bali{{cite news|last=Woolf|first=Nicky|url=http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/29/david-bowie-will-details-millions-estate-wife-children-bali|title=David Bowie's Will Detailed, Ashes Scattered in Bali|work=The Guardian|date=|accessdate=7 May 2016}}
Occupation{{hlist|Singer|songwriter|actor}}
Years active1962–2016
Spouse{{ubl|{{marriage|Angie Bowie|Angie Barnett
|19 March 1970|8 February 1980|end=divorced}}|{{marriage|Iman (model)|Iman
|6 June 1992|10 January 2016|end=his death}}}}
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